TCL 43S405 vs Sony XBR49X900E

TCL 43S405
vs
Sony XBR49X900E

It makes sense comparing TCL 43S405 vs Sony XBR49X900E because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 43 and 49 inches respectively. The 43S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR49X900E - X900E. The TCL 43S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR49X900E boasts 49, 55, 65, 75 inches diagonals.

Display

Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 43S405 has the LCD display, while XBR49X900E has the VA display. The Sony XBR49X900E works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 43S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.

Audio

Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 43S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sony XBR49X900E. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.

Dimensions

The width of the 43S405 is 97.28/38.3 cm/in, and for the XBR49X900E it is 109.3/43.03 cm/inches. The height of TCL 43S405 is 56.39/22.2 cm/in, Sony XBR49X900E of height 63.1/24.84 cm/inches. A depth 43S405 is 7.36/2.9 cm/in, the XBR49X900E has 6.2/2.44 cm/in depth.

Connections

The 43S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR49X900E. As for USB, the 43S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR49X900E. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 43S405 and in XBR49X900E.

Ergonomics

VESA sizes differ and amount to 100 x 100 versus 200 x 200 for the Sony XBR49X900E.

Streaming

You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 43S405 and XBR49X900E.

Features

As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR49X900E. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.

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Common

Product

TCL 43S405
Sony XBR49X900E

Model

43S405
XBR49X900E

Brand

TCL
Sony

Reviews

2532
807

General

Series

S405
X900E

Screen sizes in series

43, 49, 55, 65
49, 55, 65, 75

Display

Screen size, inch

43
49

4K/UHD

Full HD

Resolution, pixels

3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160

Display type

LCD
VA

Screen design

flat
flat

Display width, cm/in

94.11/37.05
107.29/42.24

Display height, cm/in

52.94/20.84
60.35/23.76

Display area, %

90.83
93.89

Display colors

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Refresh rate, Hz

60
120

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

High dynamic range (HDR)

HDR10
HDR10

3D

3D

2D to 3D

has not
has not

Video file formats

AVI

WMV

MP4

MOV

Other

MKV, TS
WebM, MKV, TS, M2TS

Video file codecs

DivX

H.265

H.264

H.263

MPEG-4

Other

has not
QuickTime

Viewing angles

Horizontal, degrees

178
178

Vertical, degrees

178
178

Audio

Speakers

stereo
stereo

Speakers power, W

16
20

Dolby atmos

Dolby surround

DTS decoder

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

WAV

AAC

AC3

FLAC

OGG

Other

has not
LPCM

Dimensions, weight and color

Colors

black
black

Width, cm/in

97.28/38.3
109.3/43.03

Height, cm/in

56.39/22.2
63.1/24.84

Depth, cm/in

7.36/2.9
6.2/2.44

Weight, kg/lbs

7.5/16.53
12.6/27.78

Width with stand, cm/in

97.28/38.3
109.3/43.03

Height with stand, cm/in

61.97/24.4
68.5/26.96

Depth with stand, cm/in

19.05/7.5
23.6/9.29

Weight with stand, kg/lbs

7.6/16.76
13.8/30.42

Connections

HDMI

3
4

USB

1
3

Component video input

0
1

Composite video input

1
1

VGA input

0
0

Optical digital audio output (S/PDIF)

1
1

Analog audio output (3.5 mm)

1
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 5GHz

Bluetooth

TV tuner

Analog

Digital

Ergonomics

VESA mount

VESA interface

100 x 100
200 x 200

Removable stand

Landscape/Portrait pivot

Accessories

Camera

Microphone

Internet movie streaming

Netflix

Hulu

Amazon video

HBO

Other

FOX, CBS News, VEVO, SHOWTIME
Vudu

Features

Remote control

Smart TV

Local dimming

Bluetooth audio streaming

Voice remote

Picture in picture

MHL-compatible

Parental control

Artificial Intelligence

Google assistant

Amazon alexa compatible

Mobile features

Mobile App

Recording features

Digital recording

Watch and record

Panel

Panel technology

Clear Motion
Motionflow XR

Backlight technology

Direct LED
Direct LED

Manufacturer

CSOT
VA

Native refresh rate, Hz

120
960

Panel bit depth, bits

10
10

Pixel pitch, cm/in

0.024/0.0096
0.027/0.011

Pixel density, ppi

103
91

Processor

Model

Dual-core
ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core

Operating system

Operating system

Roku TV
Android 7.0 Nougat

Power

Power supply, V

100 - 120
100 - 120

Typical power consumption, W

45 W

Maximum power consumption, W

70
155

Standby power consumption, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

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  • 22.9
  • 23.1TCL 43S405
  • 22.9Sony XBR49X900E

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